Black Catholic Ministries
Volunteer Coordinator for the Office of Black Catholic Ministry
Department of Discipleship and Family Life
Diocese of Toledo
Toledo, OH 43604-5360
The Office of Black Catholic Ministries assists parishes and deaneries in the area of African-American catechesis and Black Catholic celebrations and retreats; provides workshops on diversity and inclusion, racism and prejudice; facilitates diocesan Black Catholic events and promotes the National Black Catholic Congress.
Mission: The mission of the Office of Black Catholic Ministries is to celebrate the richness of our diverse gifts within the Body of Christ, promoting ongoing evangelization efforts, leadership formation and cultural awareness in addressing the diverse needs of the African American community.
Save the Date!
"You Are My Witnesses"
Interregional African American Catholic Evangelization Conference
June 9-12, 2016
Life Giving, Energizing and Enriching Workshops All Focusing On African American Outreach and Evangelization
The George Findley Ministry Institute provides a professional tract that will enhance your skills in the areas of Youth Ministry, Catechesis, Young Adult Ministry and Developing Evangelization Teams. CEUs may be earned if approved by your diocese.
Sponsored by the Archdioceses of Indianapolis, Louisville, Detroit and Miami and the Dioceses of Cleveland, Columbus, Jackson, Lexington, Richmond and Toledo.
THE GEORGE FINDLEY MINISTRY INSTITUTE
Thursday, June 9, 2016
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday, June 9-12, 2016
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Early Bird Registration
$155.00 - by April 30, 2016
After April 30, 2016 - $180.00
Includes: 2 Meals, T-Shirt, Family Reunion,
NAACYMN activity, Explosive Workshops
GALT HOUSE HOTEL
140 N. 4th St., Louisville, KY
ADDITIONAL CONF. INFO:
502-636-0296 ext. 1225
Third African National Eucharistic Congress
August 5-7, 2016
Pre ACCCRUS Convention for Clergy and Religious
August 3-5, 2016
Catholic University of America Pryzbyla UniversityCenter
620 Michigan Avenue, NE, Washington, DC 20064
Denied acceptance by every seminary in the country, America’s first black priest had to travel to Rome to answer God’s call.
I had never heard of Father Augustus Tolton until I took a course in black Catholic history at Xavier University in New Orleans. I did not know that he had ministered in Chicago (where I was from) nor of the many difficulties he had encountered as he had struggled to “answer the call” to become a Catholic priest in the United States in the late 19th century.
Tolton is known as the first American priest of African descent who identified as black (three brothers—James, Patrick, and Alexander Healy—were ordained earlier, but they identified and “passed” as white). In 2010 the Archdiocese of Chicago officially opened the process of canonization for Tolton.